Despite being the financial capital of Asia Pacific region, Singapore cannot be described as a city, which doesn’t know how to entertain!
So if you looking for a place with just a pinch of tourist sites, loads of shopping, plenty of relaxing and perfect for an afternoon snooze look no more because you just found your Mecca!
Santosa Island Singapore
If the hoards of shoppers have not carried you away already to the malls, head out to Sentosa Island. It’s a quick bus or cable car ride away making it a perfect day trip. Gorgeous with its manicured lawns and pristine beaches, the island is flowing with resorts that organize loads of fun activities. If a day is not enough, you can even choose to stay over.
Quickly discover marine life at the Underwater World and do not miss the pink Dolphin show! Visiting the zoo will not be the same after taking the night safari offered at the Singapore Zoo. Pack in a Ben and Jerry ice cream before hopping in for the ride. There are also many animal shows featured so again keep track of the various timings to ensure you do not miss anything.
Singapore River Cruise Merlion
No trip here is complete without a boat ride along the Singapore River from where you can admire the old architecture. Dock at the symbol of Singapore, the Merlion, and catch a performance at Esplanade Theatres on the Bay. There are also many museums, which again should be explored during the afternoons to escape the hot tropical weather.
Though Singapore does not have many historical monuments, you can still spend a day looking at what the city has to offer such as the Chinese Temple and the Hindu Temple. The Botanical garden is gorgeous and peaceful enough to spend your afternoons here.
Shopping in Singapore
Singapore and shopping go hand in hand. From expensive luxury brands at malls to cheap Chinese buys at flea markets, no one can leave town empty-handed. A trip to IKEA will help redecorate your home. Since Singapore is a melting pot of Asian culture, there are no unique Singaporean must buys. Instead, you will find artifacts from many nations, especially in Chinatown.
Singapore offers a wide range of cuisines due to the mixed population. There are many restaurants and eating joints that cater to every cuisine. Begin your breakfast with toast and cold Milo (it is not as insipid as it sounds). South East Asia cuisine dominates here so Thai, Vietnamese and Chinese get as authentic as possible. If you wish to experiment with your meat, interesting combinations do turn up. Seafood, being very fresh is a must have while you’re in Singapore.
Dinner at Clarke Quay Singapore Restaurants
Do not forget to catch lunch or dinner at Clarke Quay, the famous riverside quay in Singapore filled with restaurants. And before you wrap-up, your Singapore trip, definitely try the Singapore Sling cocktail at Raffles Hotel, the place where it was created.
So whether it is catching up with friends on Clarke Quay, watching the waves at Sentosa, indulging the shopaholic in you or just doing all the touristy things around, Singapore is going to be a treat!
You can also pick one of the following amazing tours to save you the trouble of planning, accommodation, guide and such. It will truly deliver you a stress-free and culturally rich vacation all within your schedule in the vibrant Singapore.